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Obesity a global problem

... Obesity is also on the increase among non-Western immigrants to industrialised countries, as well as certain Western groups undergoing rapid socioeconomic changes. Researcher Marquisa La Velle, of the University of Rhode Island, has studied changing health patterns in South Africa and Australia. She says the f...

Parasite infections linked to organ transplants

...ficials estimate as many as 100,000 Latin American immigrants in the United States may carry the parasite. More than 16 million people are said to be infected in Central and South America. 10% to 30% of people infected with the parasite develop full-blown Chagas disease....

Injury Rates High For Workers In Poultry Farms

...tion in the United States. Many of the workers are immigrants from Mexico and Guatemala, according to the authors.Face-to-face interviews with 200 poultry workers found that 119 workers (60 percent) reported having one or more of these occupational injuries or illnesses in the past month: respiratory, skin, leg...

A Warning For Western Diet Followers!

...terol, and diabetes were more often seen among the immigrants than their counterparts in their home country. Researchers from the University of Manchester's Medical School, in collaboration with colleagues from Sandwell District General Hospital near Birmingham and the All India Institute of Medical Sciences i...

Many young women affected by HIV

...e several other reasons are injected drug use, new immigrants who are already infected and cultural barriers to ...he 657 women diagnosed in 2004, 19.6 per cent were immigrants from HIV-endemic countries, primarily from Africa and the Caribbean "Young women still feel very m...

New 'PPUD Syndrome' Prevalent Among Indian Doctors In Britain

...an be seen all over Britain. It is mostly found in immigrants from the Indian subcontinent," said Sareen who lives in Grantham. Some of the features of the syndrome, according to Sareen are: Obsessive compulsive disorder: Patients check their CV again and again, showing it to every person they meet; constan...

Devil in The Dock: Fraud Doctor Swindles Immigrants with Fake tests gets freaked out!

...Brian Turner, 51, without any license, hood winked immigrants by injecting them with saline water, instead of vaccines. He had also extracted blood to check for AIDS and Syphilis, and supplied fake certificates. According to prosecutors, Turner has ripped off $247,000 from 1,417 victims, by making them believ...

HIV/AIDS Vaccine Trial To Be Initiated Soon

...// within the next two months. A large number of immigrants who arrive at Kericho to work in the tea estates provide adequate diversity to conduct the research, the results of which can be applied to a large population. Dr. Davy Koech, Director, KEMRI urged the local community members to participate in the t...

Trafficking of Women from Asia and East Europe For Flesh Trade

...ng for help from some local girls. Three illegal immigrants - from Macedonia, Albania and Kosovo - were jailed for a total of 38 years for brutalising the girl in a case which the trial judge at the Sheffield Crown Court said carried "echoes of the days of slavery". The sources say that many innocent women f...

Mexi-Plan by Health Net, Expected To Be a Boon for Uninsured Latinos

...costs lesser and is therefore on the wish list of immigrants to the U.S. Dr. Michael Rodriguez, a UCLA associate professor who is a family physician and an expert in immigrant and cross-border healthcare, said The good news is that the health plans are realizing there is a large need for such coverage. The di...

Disney’s New Attraction Showcases the Discoveries of the Himalayas Expeditio

...ntains of Southwest China, a growing population of immigrants from other parts of the country is shifting the balance of Tibetan influence. Road construction, which is causing habitat loss, also is bringing more tourists to the area, which in turn has created a market for wildlife products. br>...

'Expedition Everest' Finds New Species

...ntains of Southwest China, a growing population of immigrants from other parts of the country is shifting the balance of Tibetan influence. Road construction, which is causing habitat loss, also is bringing more tourists to the area, which in turn has created a market for wildlife products. Contact: Jason And...

Cancer Risks for Betel Nut Chewers

...el nut chewers. The study among Southeast Asian immigrants in Europe has revealed that infants of betel-nut chewing mothers suffered from neonatal abstinence syndrome, which was usually common among mothers taking addictive substance during pregnancy. One of the most common forms of cancer among males in t...

Its High Time the Australian Government Takes Steps against Diabetes

...oorer areas, those from indigenous communities, or immigrants from Asia and the Pacific were most at risk. He said that in Sydney, about 10 % of people in the western suburbs and south, through Campbelltown, past Wollongong to Shellharbour are highly diabetic. Dr Howard said Fairfield was the epicentre of diab...

East Asian Immigrants Bring Hepatitis to New York

...medicine it was found that one in seven East Asian immigrants are carriers// of the hepatitis B virus. These pre...health insurance. The rate highest was found among immigrants from China. Hepatitis B is an endemic disease prevalent in many Asian countries. But recently ther...

Asian American Community Prone To Hepatitis B infection

... Pollack. In the 1990s there was a large influx of immigrants from China to the United States. So now the U.S. faces a somewhat under-recognized public health challenge, he says, because the disease has been considered controlled. About one in five persons screened in the new study who were born in China were...

Outbreak of Malaria to Lead to Loss in Tourist Industry

... Ministry of Health. The large influx of illegal immigrants into the Bahamas, made especially easy because of the geography of the area has contributed to the outbreak of this disease. Director of Public Health, Dr Baldwin Carey has however categorically denied the claim that anyone with malaria had died. N...

Study Finds ER Not Overburdened By Uninsured & Immigrants

... notion and has shown that uninsured Hispanics and immigrants are not overstrain the emergency rooms// in hospitals in the US. It was reported that previous reports had stated that most of the Hispanics were uninsured and because of this they usually let their conditions worsen to the point where they would b...

Doctors In US Lack Skills For The Diagnosis Of TB

...s like as California, which has a large numbers of immigrants from countries where the disease is endemic. Reports have indicated that last year alone, around 2,903 of the 14,093 cases in the U.S. were reported from California itself, and more than three-quarters of them were among foreign natives. Dr. Kennet...

Immigrants Who Responded After 9/11 Lack Health Care

Many immigrants who worked at Ground Zero after 9/11 are strugglin...gation showed that contractors were taking illegal immigrants to work in danger zone without providing the necessary protection. "All of us who worked in the disa...

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